Lets Remove Bad links using Google Disavow Tool

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If you don’t want spammy or low quality links to harm your site you can use Google’s Disavow Tool to remove them successfully. It is one of the best and most awaited mysterious tool by GoogleGoogle Disavow Tool

Google Disavow Tool

In this post we will talk about how we can remove bad links using Google’s Disavow Tool. Link spamming is very common effort now a days and many spammers hunt websites just for the sake of fun or say to lower the ranking of other websites. Mostly beginners are hunted by the spammers as they don’t know much about this, When I was a beginner I used to think more backlinks means more popularity but later I came to know Only Quality link matters. The Black hat SEO techniques are the reason a site is ignored by Google and never appears in Google’s Search Result Page. Google has given some guidelines that should be followed if you do not want to disappear from Google. You can read the guidelines here : https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35769.

What is the need of using Google’s Disavow Tool ?

Google has already said that they will penalize a website if they found website violating the policies of Google. In simple terms : Google will penalize those sites which are promoting negative SEO or Black hat techniques i.e Sites involved in any link spamming.

Bad links or Low quality links pointing towards you site can lower your Search Engine Ranking that is why you should caring so much about this. The Page Ranking is our target we all want to rank on the top. Building low quality back-links should be avoided because it won’t benefit you but will down your site’s reputation in Search Engine’s eyes. In past there was no such tool which could help webmasters to remove all those “unnatural links” which were affecting their site’s page ranking but now we have all these things in our own hands and we are more powerful than ever, Thanks to Google for Google Disavow Tool.


How to Remove Bad links using Google’s Disavow Tool ?

Do not use this tool unnecessarily. If you are sure that your site is affected by Spammy links then only make use of this tool.

This is two step process :

  1. Downloading links to your site &
  2. Uploading a list of links to disavow.

Downloading links to your site :

*1. Login to Search Console  and select your site for which you wish to disavow the links.

*2. Click on Search traffic and then on the links to your site. Google Disavow Tool

*3. Now click on More under Links to your site.

*4. Download more sample links in CSV or Google docs format.

Google Disavow Tool

As you have successfully downloaded the Links, create the Text file i.e. in .txt format. You can use notepad to easily create .txt file.

Note : The file you created should have only those links you want Google to ignore.


Uploading a list of links to disavow :

*1. Go to  Google disavow tool page.

*2. Select your website and click DISAVOW LINKS.

Google Disavow Tool

*3. Click Choose file. Done !!!

This process is very easy but it takes time may be more than a week or two week to see the effect. Here we have Disavow tool in front of our eyes for what we all ( webmasters ) were eagerly waiting for !!!!


Please use this feature if you are sure about spammy links and what you are doing. If you are confident that these are the links which i don’t want and they are creating issues for you then only make use of this tool because If you use this tool incorrectly, it can harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results pages.

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Last updated: March 17, 2016

Authored by :

Satyansh Tiwari is the co-founder of 3nions and currently an Electrical Engineering Student. He is a blogger, writer, graphic designer and SEO enthusiast. When he is free, he loves experiencing nature and traveling.

6 comments

Very helpful post for me. As I made some badlinks for our site its time to disavow them. Thanks!

Your most welcome Nisha. Make sure the bad-links affecting your site are really bad links which means they are having low page rank and low reputation.
Thanks for the appreciation ✌.

Saurabh Tiwari

Hi SATYANSH,

Great Article Indeed! you have explained it very well, I have one question, How can i determine which link is good or which one bad,

Please explain me this, Thanks in advance

There is no direct shortcut to find badlinks, though It is better to get backlinks from those sites which have high page ranks.
A site which is making use of black hat SEO techniques always generates bad impression and incoming links from such sites can be treated as badlinks.
There are sites like fiverr where you can buy the links but they will be of no use, basically they are bad for any site.

Lindsey at Blog Me Lovely

It is a helpful feature but people often use it incorrectly.

Yeah !
You are right.

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